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did she implode already? >> be nice this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned, "way too early" starts right now. we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. we believe that if neither the criminal nor the political class and their bodyguards and security people are limited by magazine capacity, we shouldn't be limited in our capacity either. >> that is a typically fired up wayne la pierre, the head of the
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nra. good morning, i'm mark halperin, this is "way too early," imagining all the people living in peace. thanks for being up with us this wednesday, january 23rd. there's a new debt ceiling plan from speaker john boehner and the house republicans that could force senate democrats to finally show their hand and pass a budget. plus it's only day four of president obama's second term, but joe biden is already commenting on possibly running for the top job himself in 2016. we'll show you what he said in a minute. first the new developments in the debate over guns in america. the national rifle association last night delivered a sharp response to president obama's inaugural address. speaking in reno, nevada, way waywayn wayne lapierre lashed out at one word from president obama. >> we cannot mistake absolutism, or treat name calling as reasoned debate. >> obama wants to turn the idea
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of absolutism into a dirty word, just another word for extremism. he wants you, all of you, and americans throughout all of this country, to accept the idea of principles as he sees fit. it's a way of redefining words so that commonsense is turned upside down and that nobody knows the difference. >> lapierre vowed not to give ground on gun control including efforts to increase background checks. a new poll found 92% of americans favor background checks for all gun buyers. >> he wants to put every private, personal firearms transaction under the thumb of the federal government. and he wants to keep all of those names in a massive federal
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registry. there's only two reasons for a federal list on gun owners. to either tax them or take them. that's the only reason. and anyone who says that's excessive, president obama says you're an absolutist. >> it's back to business in washington today. republicans in the house are expected to vote on a plan that would diffuse the debt ceiling crisis. the federal government could keep borrowing money for three months, in exchange house develop members want the senate to pass a budget, something that body has not done since 2009, exactly 1,365 days ago. this time instead of demanding spending cuts, republicans added a provision to the bill that would suspend lawmakers own
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paychecks if a budget is failed to be passed by april 15th. >> most americans believe if you don't do your job you don't get paid. that's the basis for no budget no pay. it's time for the senate to act. i think the american people understand that you can't continue to spend money that you don't have it's time for us to come to a plan that will, in fact, balance the budget over the next ten years. it's our commitment to the american people. we hope the senate will do their budget as they should have done over the last four years. >> boehner's plan getting a pretty good reception. the club for growth which led the revolt against his plan b proposal last round, said it will not oppose today's plan on suspending the debt ceiling, and even the white house saying president obama would sign the bill if it passes congress. >> the house republicans made a decision to back away from the kind of brinksmanship that was
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very concerning to the markets, very concerning to business, very concerning to the american people. so the fact that the house republicans have made that decision is certainly something we welcome. >> all right. more than four months after the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in bengahzi, libya, today secretary of state hillary clinton finds herself in the hot seat. she has a doubleheader of congressional hearings, in what will likely be her final appearance on the hill. she is likely to face tough questions from house and senate committees about the security lapses has led to the killing of four americans including ambassador chris stevens. the hearing begins this morning at 9:00 p.m. and house questioning at 2:00 p.m. lawmakers are expected to ask clinton whether or not she new the bengahzi consulate asked for additional security and asking about her whereabout thewhereab
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actions as the attacks were happening. john kerry is expected to face little resistance during his hearing tomorrow, though senator john mccain joked he is looking forward to interrogating his long-time colleague. >> we had a good conversation with senator kerry. we look forward to interrogating him at his hearing next week, mercilessly. we will bring back for the only time waterboarding to get the truth out of him. >> jocularity about the kerry hearing but tougher time for chuck hagel. president obama's nominee to be secretary of defense. senator mccain met with hagel yesterday and said the two had a frank and candid conversation ahead of next week's confirmation hearings for hageh. joe biden beginning his second term as vice president, and he is keeping a close eye of possibility on moving down the
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hall to the bigger office. it's been widely reported that the president appeared to be in high 2016 campaign mode throughout inauguration weekend. mr. biden said it is too early to think about that, but he's not taking his name out of the running. >> is there any reason you wouldn't run? >> there's a whole lot of reasons why i wouldn't run. i haven't made that decision. i don't have to make that decision for a while. >> so you ready to run against hillary clinton in 2016? >> i haven't made that judgment and hillary hasn't made that judgment. i tell you what, everything that should be done over the next two years that i should be part of would have to be done whether i run or i don't run. if this administration is successful, whoever is running as the democrat's better position to win. if we're not successful, whoever runs as the nominee will be less likely to win. >> run, joe, run. after a little action over the
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weekend with big wigs during the festivities, last night joe biden and his wife attended a reception with big wigs from the democratic national committee. the governor of nebraska has given the okay for the pipeline to run through the cornhusker state. that green lights the project to the obama administration. the new route would minimize the impact on the environment and stimulate the economy. the state department has to approve the project since it crosses the international border with canada. the pipeline's future is still in doubt. john boehner in a statement said nebraska's approval of the new keystone xl pipeline route means there's no bureaucratic excuse, hurdle or catch president obama can use to delay the project any further. he and he alone stands in the
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way of tens of thousands of new jobs and energy security. the obama administration pushed back a decision on the project until after march. according to some commit polling, benjamin netanyahu and his political allies have won election in tuesday's israeli elections. he will get a third term as president but his power is diminished after his party lost about 11 seats. also overseas this morning, british prime minister david cameron made a critical speech on the uk's rocky relationship with the eu. cameron proposed a bold referendum to allow british voters to decide whether or not to exit the alliance by 2016. >> there's no doubt we're more powerful than washington, delhi because we're a powerful player inside the union that matters for british jobs, and security.
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it matters to our ability to get things done in the world. it matters to the united states and other friends around the world, which is why many tell us clearly they want britain to remain in the european union. if we left the european union, it would be a one-way ticket, not a return. let's take an early look at the markets. we'll get all up in your business this morning. steve sedgwick is live in london, which is still at this hour firmly part of the european union. >> and set to be for a bit longer. there was a huge caveat to what david cameron said there in that sound bite. he wants more competition in europe, more accountability, better growth and wants us to get out of the eurozone debt crisis. he wants to renegotiate with europe. the time frame for the uk to come out of europe is set back for about four years because he needs to get a mandate, win the next election in 2015, negotiate
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terms and have an in and out on the basis of that. so it's a long process. elsewhere in corporate news, really good numbers last night from google. the decline in ad revenues was much less. ibm had brilliantly better service figures, and we're waiting for the number from apple. >> we're always awaiting numbers from apple. thank you steve sedgwick. as always, please let us know why you're awake. you can shoot us an e-mail at waytooearly@msnbc or tweet me. still ahead on "way too early," serena williams is stunned at the australian open. she loses to a 19-year-old american named sloan stephens. we'll show you why and how williams lost her cool. and a little steven colbert as he offers his theory on why americans love the british
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you're looking live -- no that's not live, that's yesterday footage from erie, pennsylvania with snow on the ground. white stuff falling lots of places in the u.s. let's get the full weather package from the full package bill karins. if it was live, you would see the same thing. still snowing there and bitterly cold >> probably darker. >> maybe a little darker, unless
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there's some crazy phenomenon going on. what's up weather-wise? >> one week of this. then it will be mild again. we can all celebrate that winter is over hopefully. this is a brutal week. the great lakes has dealt with it for two, three days but now it's settled in to areas on the east coast from boston southward to d.c., one of the coldest mornings in two or three years. windchills minus 2 in central park. minus 8 in cleveland. northern new england really, really cold. they're used to it, probably get this once or twice a winter, but burlington vermont, minus 22. green bay, not much better. negative windchills for chicago it's this cold pretty much everywhere. when it's this cold and the lakes are not frozen, you will get the lake-effect snow. erie down towards ashtabula and cleveland, be careful driving
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along the lakeshore. d.c., maybe a coating up to a half inch late tonight into tomorrow morning. shouldn't cause many problems. look at how cold it is, even for daytime highs of 19 in new york. that's hard to do without a snow pack on the ground. we're not looking at this widespread. other areas of the country are looking at this laughing saying ha-ha because it will be 71 in dallas. 67 in denver. one half of the country is very cold. the other half is nice. florida doing okay. they're avoiding the cold at 76. our friends in denver, 67. that's chilly. >> i don't get 67 in denver. >> what? >> 67 in denver does not compute for me. >> that's shorts weather. >> is that a record? >> i'll have to look that up. >> bill karins, thank you. we go to the videotape and sports. stunning upset as serena williams is out of the australian open. 19-year-old sloane stephens you
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see right there with williams. she is the only american left in the tournament. williams smashing her racket in the changeover in the decisive third set. williams lost the third set 6-4. she did injury her back in the second set causing her serves to slow down considerably. that's her first loss since way back on august 17th it means stephens, there very happy, will play in her first career grand slam semifinal tomorrow. she will face off against victoria azarenka. to golf, where the recent tax changes have not gone unnoticed by phil mickelson. mickelson said on sunday he would be making drastic changes because of his tax situation. he can considering moving away from his native california because taxes on it's estimated $45 million a year income for
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him are too high. he has since apologized for talking finances in the media. a newly passed california ballot initiative raised state income taxes on his yearly winnings to over -- early earnings of over $1 million to 13.3%. that means mickelson will now pay almost $6 million a year in state income taxes alone. many professional golfers like tiger woods move to florida and texas to avoid state income taxes. rick perry always trying to recruit new wealth and businesses to his state went on twitter and tweeted, hey, phil, texas is home to liberty and low taxes. we'd love to have you as well. all right. nfl news. two weeks away from the all harbaugh super bowl, because it's "way too early," we will talk about new york football. rex ryan having a tough off season so far. he allegedly caused a three-car
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crash on the night of january 14th when he was trying to beat a red light in a little town known as bethlehem, pennsylvania. the police report said ryan was traveling at a high rate of speed, but the police officers let him off with a written warning. nba, clippers hosting the thunder in a match-up of two of the best teams out west. play of the game, not from the players but the ref -- ow. managed to get back on his feet after he was pegged in the face with the basketball. the referee, derrick richardson, took the blocked shot in the face from jordan, but he got back up, shook it off, stayed in the game. thunder won 109-97. before we go to break, an important programming note. coming up on "morning joe," cleveland indians manager terry francona will be here with a revealing look at his eight years helming the boston red sox. at the top of the hour on
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"morning joe," we'll talk about the nra and how it's looking to shut down the one gun reform proposal that seemed to be getting traction from all sides of the debate. the "morning joe" crew will weigh it on that and look at the power of the once powerful firearms lobby and if they're losing their grip on the conversation. when we come back, we'll huddle up around the water cooler where even president obama admits michelle obama's new bangs were the most significant part of the weekend. jimmy kimmel will put the hairstyle hysteria into perspective. ♪
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all right. we told you at the top of the show that wayne lapierre made it clear yesterday his group will fight any efforts at gun control, including universal background checks for all gun sales. if you want to sound smart, tell your friends that s thas tha s 40% of all gun sales are private and currently exempt from any background check. enough real news, we'll gather around the water cooler
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and watch jimmy kimmel take us through the most mentioned phenomenon of monday's inauguration. >> michelle obama is already setting a trend with those brand new bangs. >> i can't tell you how many people came up to me saying i can't wait to see her bangs. >> for some people, all people can see is michelle obama's new bangs. you mentioned the bangs. >> more about michelle obama and the bangs. what do you think about the bangs? >> fantastic. >> i love the bangs. >> i do really like michelle obama's bangs. >> bangs. >> bangs. >> bangs. >> bangs. >> bangs. ♪ she bang >> i love her bangs. >> there you have it. ricky martin is a time traveler. he knew this would happen 12 years ago. stellar performance by kelly clarkson at the inauguration when she sang. president obama a personal than of hers. what would it be like if mitt romney, rather than barack obama
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had won the election and got to choose the music? ♪ great >> boom! the woman's got game. either way it's still better than what we would have had had romney won. ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea >> nailed it. i'm a huge fan, as you know, of pbs's "downton abbey" but could that show actually be right wing propaganda? >> rich people, powerful people
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in america today are reviled, aren't they? they're dismissed as fat cats who don't pay their fair share. we just hate them. rich people are evil. along comes this show, downton abbey, rich people prominently featured, they're nice, generous, they create jobs. they're classy, they have style and we love them. that show is wildly popular, which poses a threat to the left, doesn't it? >> yes, it does. yes, it does, the popularity of "downton abbey" proves america loves rich guys. just like "breaking bad" proves america loves meth dealers. still ahead on "way too early," why you are possibly awake? your tweets, texts and e-mails are next. "morning joe" just moments away. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters?
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